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  1. Episode 107 is now available! Episode 107: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-107/
  2. Hey Wyrdos, This week, Waldo wasn’t acting like his typical devious self, so we took him to the Imp-itrician. We were a little worried that he might’ve eaten the wrong type of plastic or breathed in too many fumes. The good news is that the doctor said that everything was fine; he was just eating so much because of the upcoming Gaining Pounds document. Yes, we tried to explain the mistake, but now he’s eating dirt. We all have our days. Gen Con is near! And with it looming overhead, we are shining a light on some of our upcoming Events. During the Best Four Days in Gaming™, we will have Events lined up for Malifaux Third Edition, The Other Side, Through The Breach, and more. In order to get everyone prepped and ready for what’s to come, let’s take a look at some of our new (or updated) Events. With the release of M3E, we couldn’t be more excited for Gen Con 2019. For one, it’ll have the very first Wyrd-run M3E tournament. This two-day tournament will last 5 Rounds and will show the best of M3E*, with promos available for every player, and a hefty Tyrant Belt for the winner. More information on this event will be released in the future. As a community favorite throughout Second Edition, Henchman Hardcore will be back in M3E with a new updated format, as well as official inclusion in our new Gaining Grounds documents. While it remains similar to its roots, because Malifaux has changed, so too has Henchman Hardcore. For this year’s Gen Con, we will be using a revamped format that focuses on the Plant Explosives Strategy. Players will be drawn into their opponent’s side of the table as they try to meet their objective. Thanks to Explosives Tokens, every model on the table will serve a valuable purpose: blowing stuff up. Alongside their explosive goal, players will have two Schemes they can use to score points: Assassinate and Vendetta. Along with Wedge Deployment, this Encounter is designed to make every model have an impact in a game while getting to the combat quickly. Whether players are snagging points with murderous intent or deceptive trickery, there will be multiple paths to victory. In keeping up with the fast-paced Henchman Hardcore** format, we wanted to introduce another to the game that would allow for new synergies and tactics to develop while also being a little lighter in tone and complexity. With that, Double Rush was born. As a team event, players in Double Rush will work together with their partner to outwit their opponents. However, they will be limited, as each player only has 10 Soulstones to build their Crew. This format is in-your-face and brutal, utilizing two different Strategies: Reckoning and Plant Explosives. In Double Rush**, each team will rush for supremacy over the center of the table. Along with Malifaux, The Other Side will also be a major focus for our events at Gen Con. We will be hosting two Fields of Glory tournaments(a Two Commander and One Commander, respectively). More information will be available for them in the future, but if you’re familiar with the Fields of Glory documents, the later details shouldn’t surprise you. We will also be hosting our first ever Battle on Four Fronts Event. Teams of two players in a 2 Round Event will try to score the most VP in the new Operation: Split Forces**. This Event is all about embracing the chaos of The Other Side and managing through it with a buddy. Additionally, in order to add to the fun, before participating in the rounds, each player will have to take a single Two Commander Company and split it in two, creating their two forces for the event. Only one will be used in each game, so make your choices wisely! In addition to our tournaments, we will also be hosting free learn to play Events at Gen Con for both M3E and The Other Side. If you just want to come by and get a hands-on walkthrough of either game, be sure to sign up before the spots are all filled up. Hopefully, Waldo will be feeling better next week so we can get back to revealing more sneak peeks. We'll just have to wait and see. *Dead Man’s Hand models will not be allowed for any Malifaux events at Gen Con. **Because these formats are all still in testing, their rules are still subject to change.
  3. Thanks for letting us know. Unfortunately, all we can do is provide an option to our distributors and retailers that we believe will be beneficial to them and their customers. If they choose not to provide Special Orders because they feel it is right for their business, there's little we can do to stop that decision. While that particular source might not be taking part in our Special Orders program, keep an eye out for other places in your area. We've been working with all of our distributors in regards to this program, so there is a chance that another store in your region would be willing to provide this as an option.
  4. Hey Wyrdos, This week, we found Waldo eating all of our upcoming Faction books for Malifaux Third Edition. Before we had him spit it all out and rearrange the pages so that they could be shipped out (and rip out his impish horns as recompense), we needed to know why. With a confetti-filled burp, he responded that he was hungry for static poses. In order to cool off, we’re doing something a little special and revealing the one page from the upcoming Ten Thunders Faction book that he didn't eat, the Torakage! Next week, we’ll be diving into a designer’s perspective on some upcoming M3E content!
  5. Our Gen Con Event list is now available. https://www.gencon.com/event_finder?search=wyrd Sorry for the wait!
  6. You can now find episodes 101 through 106 of Tales of Malifaux available on Breachside Broadcast! Episode 101: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-101/ Episode 102: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-102/ Episode 103: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-103/ Episode 104: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-104/ Episode 105: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-105/ Episode 106: http://www.breachsidebroadcast.com/e/tales-of-malifaux-106/
  7. There are still a lot of volunteer shifts available, especially for The Other Side and Through the Breach. If you're headed to Gen Con this year, consider picking up a shift!
  8. Hey Wyrdos, While we were at a convention last week, it would seem that Waldo found a camera and took pictures of some of our upcoming Malifaux Third Edition models (maybe you’ve seen the photos floating around online?). While we don’t know exactly what ended up happening with that camera, Waldo did express to us that with two slices of bread, anything can become a sandwich. This week, the Undercover Reporter takes a step out of his hiding place and reveals himself! At the request of Nellie Cochrane, the Undercover Reporter manages to squeeze into the most precarious of hiding places in order to get the latest scoop on any potential wrongdoings happening in Malifaux. Whether he’s chasing a story or in a deadly pursuit, this reporter rarely horses around. Most recently, though, he found himself in a bit of a pickle – or a barrel, possibly filled with pickles, but we’ll have to wait for his next report to find out. On the table, the Undercover Reporter will provide your Journalist Crew with some quick and hidden maneuverability with his Undercover Ability, which allows him to Unbury in base contact with any enemy Minion. A barrel unexpectedly showing would understandably scare and frighten anyone, which is probably why that enemy Minion must then be placed back into their Deployment Zone. This, combined with his Deadly Pursuit Ability (which allows him to Push up to 4” during the End Phase) and Follow a Lead Bonus Action (which allows him to move up to 6” after discarding a Scheme Marker) really lets this barrel roll around the table. Not only is he mobile, but he’s also sneaky, staying so well hidden that he can’t be the target of Charge Actions. In addition, his wooden drum must be made out of reinforced steel, as the Undercover Reporter can also gain Shielded +2 during the Start Phase (must be cramped in there, though, because he’ll also gain Staggered). If the situation ever gets too hot to handle, the Undercover Agent will do whatever it takes to make sure his identity remains a secret by burning it all down to the ground with the Arson Action, setting a nearby Scheme Marker aflame and damaging any nearby enemies in the process. To further add to the chaos, his Confusion in the Ranks Bonus Action can also make a Minion take the Interact Action, even if our dear reporter is still deep undercover. We’d better let him get back to his hiding spot. When he’s in plain view, he grows a tad paranoid, and that Hidden Blade becomes a little less hidden. We’ll just turn the blind eye to check out his mobile wallpaper!
  9. Hey Wyrdos, This week, Waldo learned a hard lesson in economics when we took him to the local game store. With cardboard and plastic still plastered between his teeth, our favorite little imp was kindly shown the front door before the authorities arrived. After explaining to him the concept of money, that the store shelves weren’t a feeding ground, and goods needed to be purchased before they were eaten, he stopped listening altogether. Apparently he’s too broke to pay attention. *ba-dum-tsh* This week, we’re taking a look at another Malifaux Third Edition box that will be coming out soon, Loyalty to Coin! If there's one thing that these three Mercenaries have in common, it’s making sure that after a job is done, they’re getting paid. Of varying skill levels, talents, and notoriety, these weapons for hire have all found their way working under the Viktoria sisters. For Big Jake, the Viks seemed like the right choice because they go after big name bounties without even a blink of an eye. For the Student of Conflict, the Mercenary camp is a home and they are her family, learning from her leaders in the way of the sword in the process. And, for Taelor, working with the twins means that she gets to ensure that her Relic Hammer connects with a few skulls – having enough scrip in her pocket to pay for her drinking habit doesn’t hurt, either. The Loyalty to Coin box will be available in July! Just like last week, we’ve got new mobile wallpapers for these hired guns. Check them out! We will be out of the office next week, so Waldo will be utilizing that time to consume everything he can before we get back and have to fork over the check to cover the expenses.
  10. We are making efforts in as many ways as we can to reduce the odds of our players from having to repurchase something that they don't need while simultaneously reducing analysis paralysis for new players getting into the game and building a Crew for the first time. Combining older models with new ones paired with the option for special ordering specific models for a given time was the best solution to this tricky problem. If any of our previous messages have been unclear about how we are going about doing this, then I hope to alleviate confusion or frustration. We will be doing special orders for new models that have been combined with older models and/or boxes. These special orders will be made available through your local retailer or through us directly for the first year. At one point, Alphonse being added to the Wong Core Box was used as an example, but I could see the inverse of a Fire Golem being included with Elijah and friends being confusing. Hopefully that clears things up!
  11. If you haven't seen it yet already, we just released a Gen Con newsletter that goes over our events and more. You can read all about our plans by visiting the news post here: https://www.wyrd-games.net/news/2019/5/9/5ntep5b4ry7eu9nh8c4k14icmnie7x
  12. Yep, same model; not every model will receive a resculpt. For M3E, we made an effort to consolidate models via Keyword so that the game is more accessible, and so store shelves don't cry tears of pain by holding up so many of our boxes. You'll see some models move around because of this.
  13. Hey Wyrdos, This week, Waldo did something very stupid. He checked social media for the first time. We found him muttering “Ermagerd” repeatedly while trying to figure out how to share the 10-hour yulelog video. Luckily, we got to him before he found his way to a comments section. He’s still recovering, but I doubt that he’ll ever be the same again. Due to high demand, this week we are showing off who will be inside the Burning Bridges box! For some, all it took was a glance to the sky. For others, a few pages in a book. There are those who might not even have any direct correlation or revelation to the man-shaped star that suddenly floated above London that one fateful night. Those who are weak and wanting have been more welcoming to his beauty, embracing how his divine presence has warped their very being. Some stared in wonder for days as his reach broadened, heat rising. But at one capacity or another, the Burning Man has touched all who exist beneath its brightly burning flames. Unfortunately for some who wished to welcome the Burning Man into their hearts, he had chosen another path. Rather than give Elijah Borgmann the power he sought, the Burning Man instead burned his flesh and gave him inspiration. Once an Earthside anarchist who caused a lion’s share of problems for the Guild, he believed that he could cause no more harm to London than the rest of the Burning Man’s loyal followers could, so he gathered his likeminded radicals, branded in fire, and took them to Malifaux. It wasn’t long until he and his ideals found their way to Anasalea Kaeris and the Arcanists. Together, Elijah, the Firebranded, and the flaming angel herself will bring anything associated with the Guild to ash and ruin. The M3E Burning Bridges box will be available at launch! Just make sure to wear oven mitts before grabbing one of these off the shelves. If you’re looking to add more fuel to the fire, download any one of these bright and beautiful mobile wallpapers!
  14. Hey Wyrdos, This week, when we asked Waldo what he’d like to reveal for Malifaux Third Edition, he rolled over and groaned, complaining that he’s had his fill of M3E. From the half-eaten Basse Core Boxes and sprues with imp slobber surrounding him, we wholeheartedly agree. Here’s to hoping he likes the taste of Tactics Tokens, because we’re diving back into The Other Side! So, this Wednesday, we’ve got not one, not two, but three reveals, starting with The Other Side’s upcoming Rules Manual. Included in the conveniently sized Rules Manual is everything you’ll need to know how to play the game without being bogged down with stories or unit cards. This handy-dandy softcover handbook will make sure that you’ll get any and all rules clarifications that might be had during the heat of battle at your local game store without having to lug around the giant (but infinitely awesome) hardcover Core Rulebook. For those who backed The Other Side on Kickstarter, the next two reveals might feel a little familiar, but to those who have just recently started fighting for glory this side of the Breach, these new faces will be welcome surprises. Trained by none other than Kirai Ankoku while he was still alive, Binh Nguyen is the spirit responsible for amassing the Court of Two’s ghost army by binding their souls before they permanently departed from this world. In life, he put his talents to use for his own personal gain, but his perspective has changed since his life was taken away from him. On the table, Binh Nguyen is a powerful champion for the Court of Two or any Malifaux-aligned Allegiance. Not only is he incredibly difficult to kill, he is also one of the few non-Commander units to have a Tactics value, making him well worth his scrip. Next up is Samantha Thrace, Captain of a special Guild unit who were tasked with analyzing the stranger things on Earth that might cause a headache (or decapitation, depending) for her allies on the battlefield. While what she found in her travels can only be discovered in the Trial by Fire story in the Core Rulebook, her unquestionable skill in uprooting problems just before they happen has value for anyone defending their homeland. In battle, like Binh, Thrace provides a Tactics Token to any Earth-aligned Allegiance willing to bring her on board. The combination of her being able to hand out Reinforcement Tokens while slicing through a fireteam with her Modified Axe makes her a formidable foe to be reckoned with, and that’s before she even flips to glory. You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the bite-sized rulebook or these Champions, as they are marked to launch for a fall retail release!
  15. Hey Wyrdos, Are you a store owner? Do you want to know M3E's release schedule (or release date)? There's a ton of info in the latest Retailer Newsletter for you to sink your teeth into! You can find out M3E's release date and much, much more by following this link: https://www.wyrd-games.net/news/2019/4/29/wyrd-retailer-newsletter-launch-plans Enjoy!
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